Communications Training: Hewlett Foundation Learns From Its Grantees What Works (and What Doesn't)

April 4, 2011

Can foundations train their grantees to be effective communicators? The answer is yes. After offering communications training opportunities to grantees for five years, the Hewlett Foundation engaged Williams Group, an independent communications design firm, to assess the effectiveness and accomplishments of the programs.

On March 10 The Communications Network covered the report in its regular webinar series, an ongoing professional development program designed to help advance communications practices among foundations. The webinar, "Can Foundations Train Their Grantees to Be Effective Communicators?" explored how foundations can help their grantees build the communications capacity to advance their missions. You can watch the recording here.

For a summary of the findings and tips for organizations on how to improve communications, click the link below.